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Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

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29/07/2014

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant's ...

Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke Biogas CHP Plant

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29/07/2014

Tamar Energy’s Basingstoke anaerobic digestion (AD) facility is located in Hampshire. It was commissioned in 2013. The AD plant converts food waste into biogas. This renewable fuel generated is used on-site (power and heat) and the electricity is exported to the national grid, reducing carbon emissions while improving the environment. The Basingstoke site is one of Tamar Energy’s ...

OECD Posts Report on Nanotechnology and Tire Industry

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29/07/2014

On July 24, 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) posted a report entitled Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport, which provides a risk management framework to enable site-specific or company-specific risk assessments or risk management strategies for using nanomaterials as additives in tires. OECD states that the report emphasizes the ...

New, updated AEM safety manuals outline directional drilling best practices

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29/07/2014

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new Directional Drilling safety manual and updated its Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment safety manual to reflect the latest industry best practices for drilling safely. Keyholing and cross boring are prominently featured in the safety procedures for underground utility damage prevention. AEM safety manuals are ...

Bruker Announces Acquisition of High-Speed, 3D Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy Company Vutara

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29/07/2014

Bruker today announced that it has acquired Vutara Incorporated, a technology leader in high-speed, three-dimensional (3D), super-resolution fluorescence microscopy for life science applications. Transaction details were not disclosed. Vutara’s estimated revenue for the full year 2014 is expected to be approximately $2 million.   The acquisition further strengthens Bruker’s ...

State Law Preempts Colorado City`s Ban On Fracking, Waste Disposal, Judge Rules

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28/07/2014

State law preempts a ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city of Longmont, Colo., a district court ruled July 24 (Colo. Oil and Gas Ass'n v. Longmont, 20th Jud. Dist., 2013-cv-63,order 7/24/14). Judge D.D. Mallard, district court judge in Boulder County, ruled the voter-approved fracking ban in Longmont is invalid as preempted by the ...

Newly-developed Recycling Technology Simultaneously Sorts and Collects Three Types of Plastic

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28/07/2014

Panasonic Corporation recently developed a recycling technology that simultaneously sorts and collects three types of plastic - PP, PS, and ABS - from shredded dust produced at home electronics appliances recycling plants at three times the speed of conventional systems. This technology will help accelerate the use of recycled plastic. Panasonic Corporation recently developed a recycling ...

Innovative technology helps dairy-giant in Swedish idyll

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29/07/2014

Three or four years of waiting for an expansion of the capacity at the municipal sewage treatment plant in Vimmerby, Sweden, made Arla choose a much faster alternative. Now, Grundfos BioBooster cleanses the waste water so efficiently that it can be discharged into the idyllic landscape close to Astrid Lindgren’s native town. The surroundings from Astrid Lindgren’s marvellous stories ...

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